Occupational Dog Allergy among Police Dog Trainers
Gulin Gokcen Kesici, MD, Arzu Karataş, MD, Ilhan Unlu and Engin Tutkun
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 12, 2019
Occupational allergy is an important health problem. This study was aimed to reveal the prevalence of dog allergy and other common allergy and allergic symptoms in police dog trainers. Fifty-six police dog trainers and 150 workers as control group were included in this study. Medical records of dog trainers including respiratory, skin, eye symptoms and physical examinations and skin prick test results are compared with the medical records of control group. To predict skin prick test (SPT) positi...
The Psychiatric Aetiologies of Epistaxis
Lewis William Murray
Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: March 08, 2019
Both epistaxis and mental health disorders are common conditions encountered in medical practice and whilst there have been investigations into individual psychiatric conditions and epistaxis, to date no overview has been published of these conditions. This review aims to summarise the various aetiologies and their managements in the setting of epistaxis. A literature review was conducted using PubMed, Medline Ovid, and the Cochrane library using the terms epistaxis, mental health, psychiatric, ...
Incomplete Kawasaki Disease Presenting with Fever and Cervical Lymphadenitis in a 10-Year-Old Child
Masih Ahmed, MD, Sarah Ellison, MD and Kathryn S Moffett, MD
Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: February 27, 2019
A 10-year-old male was admitted to our hospital after worsening right-sided neck lymphadenitis and fever of 39.8 ℃ (103.6 ℉) of 7 days duration. He had been admitted to an outside facility and treated for 3 days with intravenous (IV) ampicillin/sulbactam and clindamycin, where a computed tomography (CT) revealed right sided lymphadenitis with no abscess formation. Blood and throat cultures showed no growth. Upon admission to our hospital, he had right neck swelling with tenderness and erythe...
An Iatrogenic Foreign Body in the Maxillary Sinus: Report of an Unusual Case
Fatima Betul Basturk, PhD, Dilek Turkaydin, PhD, Sertac Aktop, PhD and Hesna Sazak Ovecoglu, PhD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 07, 2019
Dental practitioners frequently encounter with instrument fracture during root canal treatment. However, these fractures generally occur inside the root canals. It is not usual that high speed rotary instruments snap and go further to important anatomical landmarks. In our case report, a high-speed Gates-Glidden drill perforated the root and was introduced into the left maxillary sinus during a routine root canal treatment. The dental and surgical management of the case are described and the pos...
Improved Timeliness of Care for the Underserved: A Potential for Patient Navigation
Jason F Ohlstein, Thomas S Edwards, Charles A Riley, Joseph F Buell and Paul L Friedlander
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: Janaury 21, 2019
Retrospective chart review of 100 consecutive patients presenting from each of two tertiary referral centers in inner city New Orleans, Louisiana located in the same zip code serving the local community, with a new diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck between 2011 and 2014.The data from 187 patients were analyzed for delay at presentation and subsequent provider delay. Statistical analysis was performed to evaluate the effect of race, insurance status, and patient navigation...
The Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) Procedure in Huge Congenital Cervical Lymphatic Malformation
Muhd Faiz Bin Zulkifli Nor Rahimah Binti Aini and Siti Sabzah Mohd Hashim
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 03, 2019
Congenital giant cervical lymphatic malformation are rare tumors. Recent advances in prenatal diagnosis and delivery by ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) have improved prenatal outcome. An otherwise healthy 35-year-old woman, gravida 5, para 4, was referred to our institution at 25 weeks' gestation with a diagnosis large neck mass in the fetus. Prenatal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings suggested airway obstruction in the fetus. The EXIT procedure attempt to deliver th...